A little over a month ago, we began getting dressed together. We started at bare skin with Aveeno and Sunlight Essentials, then began the process of adding layers (underwear, undershirt, socks, shorts). Now it is time for a couple more. If you’ve been in the Bay Area for more than a few hours, it’s likely that you’re familiar with the necessity of donning various stratum of clothing in order to deal with the seemingly endless array of microclimates encountered as you go from neighborhood to neighborhood. While these microclimates present no serious hardship, it sure is nice to be prepared for them. Today we prepare for them with two more goodies from Carhartt.
I’ve documented the incremental, but no less substantial, changes that have taken place at Carhartt over the past few years, and the two shirts about which you’ll soon be reading, are part of that significant change. Where it was once almost impossible to find a Carhartt T-shirt made from anything other than 100% cotton, it is now as easy as pointing and clicking. Consider yourself introduced to the FORCE Cotton Short-Sleeve Henley and the FORCE Long-Sleeve Quarter Zip T-Shirt.
- The Short-Sleeve Henley is cut from a 5.75 ounce 65% cotton/35% polyester plaited jersey knit that is designed to wick away sweat, be stain resistant, and fight odors. It has raglan sleeves for unrestricted motion, and flatlock seams for maximum comfort. Add to this Relaxed Fit shirt a Henley collar and three-button placket, and you have a recipe for wearability that should last all day and well into the night.
- The Long-Sleeve Quarter Zip T-Shirt is made from 5 ounce, 100% polyester jersey with Stain Breaker™ technology and the same odor fighting and sweat wicking properties found in the above-mentioned Henley. This shirt also features smooth flatlock seams, raglan sleeves and a reverse-coil zipper placket with reflective taping to make sure you are comfortable, and properly bundled up. This shirt should prove an indispensable ally when it comes to dealing with the wall of fog that comes marching in every afternoon during our so-called summer.
As always, if you want to see for yourself how dang cool all this newfangled Carhartt technology is, all you have to do is click on through to their website. Otherwise, you can head out to visit one of these fine Bay Area Carhartt retailers:
Haight Street Work Clothes
631 Haight Street
1111 University Avenue
Cole Fox Hardware
70 Fourth Street